07 Dec 2013

To Combat Rude Behavior, Paris Metro Publishes Manners Guide – Forbes

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France may have been voted the world’s rudest nation for travelers, but at least one organization is trying to fix that. RATP, which operates the Paris Metro (subway to us Yanks), has just published the Manuel de savoir-vivre à l’usage du voyageur moderne (Manual of Good Manners for the Modern Traveler).

Read the full story on my Forbes site, Seat 1A.

08 Feb 2013

8 Great Places To Celebrate Chinese New Year – Forbes.com

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Happy Year of the Snake!

Celebrations of the year 4711 in the Chinese calendar officially begin this Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 9, 2013), but in cities across the United States and Canada the partying began weeks ago and will continue for weeks more. Inside our little red envelope for you: some of the biggest and most unique festivities from coast to coast.

Read the full story and see the slide show on my Forbes Seat 1A blog.

02 Nov 2012

Amsterdam To Weed Smokers: Party On – Forbes

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Pot smokers, you can chill now. Amsterdam has been given a reprieve from the Netherlands’ ban on foreigners purchasing marijuana and hashish in its famous “coffeeshops.”

Read the full story on my Forbes Seat 1A blog

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22 Oct 2012

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Newsweek’s Move To Digital: The Death Of Print, Or Just The Death Of Newsweek? – Forbes

03 Oct 2012

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The Hello Kitty Effect – Forbes

21 Sep 2012

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Top 10 Funniest Movies Ever (As Measured In Laughs Per Minute) – Forbes

30 Aug 2012

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Liverpool Residents To Beatles Tourists: ‘Get Back’ – Forbes

20 Jul 2012

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Andy Quoted in Knowledge@Wharton

03 May 2012

Angelenos Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Everything You Know About Cinco De Mayo Is Wrong – Forbes

30 Apr 2012

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LA’s Newest Rail Line Offers Transportation And Art Exhibit All In One – Forbes.com

13 Mar 2012

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20 Reasons We Still Love Japan

17 Feb 2012

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Kodak To Give Up Naming Rights To Oscars Venue

15 Feb 2012

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Why bookstores will not survive this decade (in 33 words)

02 Nov 2011

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The Best In Japanese Design, 2011 – Forbes.com

28 Oct 2011

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Halloween: There’s An App For That – Forbes.com